Wars, conflits and strategy on 24 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLITS AND STRATEGY ON 24 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

Updated on March 24, 2019

1401: Mongol Timur (Tamerlan the Great) sacks Damascus
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1839: Chinese troops move to stop the European opium, seizing 20,000 chests of the drug from British merchants in Guangzhou. The “Opium War” eventually will broke out
https://books.google.fr/books?id=kxjumqz_qygC&pg=PA16&lpg=PA16&dq=Chinese+seizing+20,000+chests+of+the+drug+from+British+merchants&source=bl&ots=48jUjP8TrR&sig=ACfU3U2Y38oczQkkpdHi12E-_LhLKCUhQw&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiOlOSalJrhAhVb8uAKHbb1CnwQ6AEwAnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Chinese%20seizing%2020%2C000%20chests%20of%20the%20drug%20from%20British%20merchants&f=false

1885: During the Sino-French War, Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo on the Tonkin-Guangxi border
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bang_Bo_(Zhennan_Pass)

1895: Japanese attack against Chinese Jiangsu province
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1914: During the Simla Conference (India, Tibet and Republic of China), the British representative McMahon proposes the border delineation between India and Tibet which will be called the McMahon Line. Signed on 3 July by Tibet but never recognized by China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMahon_Line
http://chinamatters.blogspot.fr/2016/11/the-myth-of-mcmahon-line.html

1927: In the Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city
http://challengerofminds.blogspot.fr/2008/10/nanjing-incident.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjing_Incident

1934: The Tydings McDuffie Act, otherwise known as the Philippine Independence Act, is approved by the US Congress, providing for the independence of the Philippines from the United States by 1946
http://www.chanrobles.com/tydingsmcduffieact.htm

1938: During the second sino-japanese war, the Taierzhuang battle begins. It will end on April 7 by a Chinese victory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taierzhuang
http://www.chinaww2.com/2014/09/12/taierzhuang/

1944: Maj. Gen. Orde Wingate, leader of the 77th Indian Brigade, also called the Chindits, dies in a transport plane crash. He was 41 years old
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wingate-dies-in-burma
http://ww2live.com/en/content/major-general-charles-orde-wingate-dso-2-barsCharles Wingate

1946: The British Cabinet Mission, consisting of Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander, arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership

1975: The North Vietnamese “Ho Chi Minh Campaign” begins. Despite the 1973 Paris Peace Accords cease fire, the fighting had continued between South Vietnamese forces and the North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-launch-ho-chi-minh-campaign

1990: Indian troops leave Sri Lanka where they arrived in 1987 as peace keeping force
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Peace_Keeping_Force

 



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